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Earthship Cave Apartment A 'Eshu House'

Cave house -
2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 6
San Marcos La Laguna, Lake Atitlan, Solola Department, Western Highlands
Earthships are homes that are made from tires, bottles, and cans. They are more efficient, and ecological approaches to building. In Taos they rent for thousands a week. The same architect designed ours, but of course we have a Mayan twist overlooking a majestic crater lake. Skilled machete carpenters and masons from the village have contributed to this building, and also including the non-profit 'long way home'. The outdoor kitchen was just completed and we have new appliances, and this thing are getting pretty comfy. Each apartment has unlimited internet. There are multiple apartments for rent, the main one is the first building we finished which kind of reminds me of a cave, as the building is built into the side of a mountain (which keeps it cool) with an epic view of the crater lake. We have been implementing permaculture so... Read more
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About the Owner
John B
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:75%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:May 2016
Interaction with guests
I will be managing this from the USA. The workers are not experienced hotel people, they are laborers maintaining the land. Whatever you need they can run to town and get for you items. PRIVACY: If you want the entire Earthship to yourself you will have to rent all the apartments. Let's make a deal, just click your dates, and it will allow me to make you an offer.
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Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

It was intresting to see the esrthship we have heard so much about. Nice view with impressive permaculture. I would stay their again.

Date of stay: June 2016
1  Thank David M
Management response:Responded 12 June 2017

Great to have you and your wife.

Reviewed 25 April 2017

Had so much fun. Highly recommended. About a 15 minute walk from town. Outdoor kitchen is amazing. Water is from the mountain.

Date of stay: July 2016
1  Thank gobbliegook
Management response:Responded 12 June 2017

Thank you so much for staying. Many blessings.

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Reviewed 23 April 2017

Great stop on the lake if you want something different and an ecology lesson. Went to Yoga Forest everyday for Yoga and lunch (next door), and loved the Mayan workers who were very attentive.

Date of stay: November 2016
1  Thank chaosmonkey976
Management response:Responded 12 June 2017

Thank you

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Children's Pool
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(2)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (3)
  • Mountain Views
  • Patio
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Staffed Property
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking allowed
    Check out: 11:00 AM
Do not flush toilet paper down toilet. No loud parties. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Pack it in pack it out (waste).
    1 Full bath
    1 Crib
    1 Twin
    2 Kings
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  • Cleaning fee: $18 / stay - Fee
  • Damage Deposit: $74 / stay - Deposit
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About the neighbourhood
There is a natural fence of cedar trees. The neighbors are the Mushroom academy and Yoga Forest.

NOTICE: Not suitable for Elderly. This is a rugged, mountain Earthship cabin not a luxury hotel.
Getting around
Tuk Tuks are three wheeled vehicles in the village. If you can't walk you can Tuk Tuk for a $1 or $2. To get around the lake you will probably use a boat taxi (a few more bucks). To get around Guatemala I use a private shuttle. From the Airport it is $100 and 3.5 hours to the lakehouse.
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Guatemala City: 300.0 km
Ferry: Boat Taki: 5.0 km
Take a tuk tuk to top of Barrio 2 and follow rocks with mushrooms, and zero waste tire painted on towards to our property on the other side of cemetario.
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Fishing Nearby, Watersports Nearby.
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